Corruption charges filed against former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was indicted yesterday with multiple corruption charges including fraud, breach of trust, falsifying corporate records, receiving illicit benefits, and tax evasion. This is the first time that a former Israeli prime minister has been indicted for criminal charges.

Shavua Tov: this week’s top 5 Jewish news stories

When we say “Shavua Tov,” or “good week,” at the end of the Havdalah service on Shabbat, we bid goodbye to last week, and welcome in a new week’s opportunities and experiences. Before you do that, here is TC Jewfolk’s news in review, our highlights of the top five Jewish news stories or editorials that […]

On Gilad Shalit’s birthday: three years of captivity

This is a Guest Column by Jenna Zark, a Jewish playwright and Twin Cities freelance writer. Wednesday night I attended an event at the Sabes JCC in honor of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian terrorists in June 2006. I heard about it through a friend, who also sent me a news story […]

Jewish mother-in-law sues comedian after one too many jokes

Sunda Croonquist is half-black, half-Swedish, Roman Catholic by birth and a convert to Judaism. She is also a comedian who – until recently – joked about the craziness of her Jewish mother-in-law in night clubs around the country and on Comedy Central. But not anymore. Recently, Sunda’s mother-in-law decided that enough was enough. So she […]

Lady Gaga performs in Israel but Amnesty International skips the party

It is hard to say what is weirder – listening to Lady Gaga do a fake orgasm on stage in Tel Aviv or watching her get on her hands and knees, crawling towards the screaming Israeli audience in a blue sequined outfit as she sings “Shalom Aleichem, Shalom my friends.” Hmm . . .  Tough […]

Iran nominates internationally wanted terrorist for defense minister

Exactly fifteen years and one month after Ahmad Vahidi and other Iranian terrorists masterminded the destruction of Argentina’s Jewish Community Center in a murderous attack that killed 85 and wounded 240 innocent Argentinian civilians, Iran’s “re-elected” President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has nominated the man for Defense Minister.

Clinton advisor Ann Lewis to headline AIPAC Minnesota event

On September 2nd at 7:00pm, Temple Israel in Minneapolis will host Ann Lewis, the former Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton, and former Director of Communications and Counselor to President Bill Clinton, for an AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) community briefing. Ms. Lewis will speak about “Taking a Stand and Making an Impact: Why Our […]

Bad for the Jews: Rabbis bootlegging, money-laundering and cheating

Within the last two months, three money-laundering conspiracies have been exposed, each implicating a handful Orthodox Rabbis, religious Jews, or Israelis. Last week, the Grand Rabbi of Spinka, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect, and four associates, plead guilty to criminal conspiracy as a result of a decade-long $8.5 million tax fraud and money-laundering scheme. Two weeks […]